|SocialismToday Socialist Party magazine|
Issue 192 October 2015
Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built. PETER TAAFFE writes.
Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s Socialist Alternative city council member, was asked by The Guardian’s US website how to overcome structural discrimination and under-representation of women on the left in the light of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour Party, and Bernie Sanders’ success compared to Hillary Clinton. The only elected female socialist in the US answers.
In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the development of socialist consciousness – if it leads on to an understanding of the class nature of capitalist society and need for united, mass struggle. HANNAH SELL writes.
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